The atmosphere at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, venue of the 2016 edition of Nigeria International Print Expo (NIPEX), was copiously charged to the brim with informative and educating all free, industry focused seminars and programmes that form part of the events that mark this year’s summit of printing and allied practitioners in Nigeria.
Obviously the largest and most attended all print exhibition in West Africa region can hardly be topped as the 2016 showpiece boasts of excellent investment climate that was said to have been excellent and far exceeded expectations.
As the 3-Day print trade fair which ran from 18 20 August, 2016 came to a close, the over thirty-Six (36) exhibition booth show, which included exhibitors largely from Nigeria, USA, UAE to mention a few unanimously reported excellent business deals, promising contacts and a positive spirit for the print industry in Nigeria. “Globally, the printing industry is constantly re-inventing itself and offers a wealth of potentials for industry practitioners and our industry here in Nigeria should not be left out of the growing and global trends. So far, we are able to experience a highly innovative industry that has succeeded in moving from it elementary and old model of doing printing business to a very new form of industry practice – this talks about the shift from exclusive traditional offset printing experience to a mix of modern or better put, digital printing. Print machines manufacturing giants like Heidelberg, KBA are not left out in this progressive move as they are equally going digital,” explains Tunde Obokhai, President/CEO, DCS Integrated Media Limited, organizers of NIPEX and publishers of industry most authoritative and widely circulating magazine PRINTERS DIGEST.
NIPEX 2016 was a trade fair of decision makers and capital spenders with over 1,000 indigenous visitors both from the government, private sector and the academia who had traveled from their various location to learn about technology innovations, further developments and new business lines. Visitor’s decision-making competence was extremely high with about 70% of first day delegates were executives with decision making capacity when it comes to capital expenditure of their various business firms. A critical review of the NIPEX show underscored very clearly that the premier print summit is a reliable B2B platform for business decision making in the print sector.
With the outcome of NIPEX 2016, the fair remains the only option for all print exhibitions for stakeholders and other persons with the desire for print business at heart.